Sunday, August 7, 2011

Summertime reading

I don't know about where you are, but here in the Golden Isles, it is hot. It is important to get your birding and nature watching done early in the morning.

Now what to do? You have seen some good birds and it is time to settle into a good chair and read. I have just finished a fascinating book by Jessica Speart.

Wow! Fasten your seat belts. It is a fast ride. Winged Obsession takes you into the complex world of a Fish & Wildlife Agent, Ed Newcomer. This page turner reads like a mystery but it is a true story. Learn about butterfly collecting and pigeon clubs and the dedicated agents that protect our wildlife. Sounds tame doesn't it? Well it isn't.

This is a perfect way to stay out of the heat.


Joy Window said...

I can recommend "The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" - not a novel, but about the author's observations of a land snail. She had all the time in the world when she was struck down with a health problem that left her in bed a lot, and a friend brought her a snail for her potplant. She observed this companion snail very closely, and, when she got well, did a lot of research on land snail biology and wrote this book. It's charmingly written with easily-absorbed detail. There's even an audio of the snail munching, on her website! Lovely!

Lydia said...

I have heard about that book. It sounds great. Winged Obsession is a nonfiction book as well. It takes you through the odd world of butterfly collection. It is a fascinating read.